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School travel plans

A school will usually adopt plans to reduce car journeys, increase active and sustainable transport and improve safety for school journey. These can include walking, cycling and public transport initiatives as well as engineering and education programmes.

If a plan is to be successful it must be supported by the whole school community, ie parents, teachers, students, governors and the local community.  We support schools to develop their own plans by publishing guidelines and reviewing the completed plan to ensure they will be an effective tool to help the school manage its travel issues.

We have helped Buckinghamshire's schools reduce the number of children driven to school from 44% in 1999 to less than 30% and the reduction is continuing. 

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